Ready or not?! At 32 weeks pregnant, baby’s birth still seems far into the future, but you and baby are getting ready in a lot of ways… just in case there’s an early arrival. You’re probably dealing with some end-of-pregnancy to-dos, like telling your health insurance there’ll be a new arrival soon, and figuring out how the heck to install an infant car seat. Your 32-week fetus has probably turned into the head-down position (or will turn soon), so he or she poised for the trip down the birth canal. Don’t worry: You still have a little more time to mentally prepare for that!
How Big Is Baby at 32 Weeks?
Your 32-week baby is as big as a squash. Still growing strong, baby measures about 16.7 inches and weighs in at about 3.8 pounds at 32 weeks pregnant.
32 Weeks Pregnant Is How Many Months?
32 weeks pregnant in months is seven months pregnant. Welcome to month 8!
Intensity is building in the symptoms department, since heartburn and contractions tend to get more noticeable around week 32 of pregnancy. But we’re guessing you’re so excited about baby’s impending arrival, these 32 weeks pregnant symptoms aren’t slowing you down—at least not too much.
A 32 weeks pregnant belly should measure about 30 to 34 centimeters from the top of the uterus to the pelvic bone. Sometime between now and around week 34, baby will “drop” from up near your ribs to down near your pelvis, where he or she will hang out in the head-down position until delivery. When this happens you may notice you suddenly go from “carrying high” to “carrying low.” This isn’t a guarantee though; some babies don’t drop until mom’s actually in labor.
If you’re 32 weeks pregnant with twins, you’re obviously feeling more weighed down than other 32-weeks pregnant women. And chances are, you’re also even closer to delivery, since the average twin pregnancy is considered full-term at 37 weeks.
Baby's getting ready for his or her descent—and, as we mentioned—is likely in the head-down position now. He or she is probably feeling even more cramped.
You’ll probably have a 32-week pregnancy checkup, since most OBs like to see their patients about every other week at this point in pregnancy. You probably won’t have a 32 weeks pregnant ultrasound though—unless you have pregnancy complications or there’s something specific your doctor wants to check. For example, for women who are 32 weeks pregnant with twins, the doctor might want to perform extra monitoring from week 30 on.
Either way, you’re just weeks away from meeting your baby (or babies!) Isn’t it exciting?
Reminders for the week: